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    WildforFilm
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    Is anyone else watching Generation on HBO Max? It’s similar to Euphoria, but to me feels a little more realistic and definitely more optimistic than that show.

    I think Justice Smith is amazing as Chester and playing a character unlike anything I’ve seen him play before. Could he follow in Zendaya’s footsteps and at least score an Emmy nomination?

    Thoughts on the show?

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    Owl-Always-watching
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    I find it awful. Makes me appreciate Euphoria more.

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    I find it great.
    Justice Smith is amazing.

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    I actually think this show is pretty darn good. The comparisons to Euphoria are low-key useless and annoying because it’s not just in the same register, but I think I like the general ensemble a lot more than I did in Euphoria. You have some really funny parts (Naomi and Arianna) and some really nuanced, delicate ones (Riley and Greta) or both (Chester). I find Justice Smith grating as hell but also pretty darn good! That’s the thing about this show. The Lena Dunham of it all actually works—a lot of stuff is cringe, but since that’s the point, it totally works.

    I don’t think Euphoria is anything like that. Euphoria’s cringey comparison is 13 Reasons Why—both shows take themselves very, very, very seriously. Generation doesn’t take itself that seriously.

    I wish there was a happy middle though. Neither Euphoria nor Generation can touch Skins in both how funny & complex it was. Damn I really wish Skins could be renewed.

    Dunno about awards chances, but yeah, maybe Justice Smith? Zendaya was a shocker, so it’s more a question of “can it really happen again?” Problem is, I’m not sure Justice Smith is the best of the cast? I think Haley Sanchez (Greta) is the best of the ensemble. Really striking and beautiful performance. I don’t know if Zendaya ever managed to be out-shined even by Hunter Schafer.

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    This strictly follows Euphoria and Industry in the sense it is propulsive not because of its story but due to its depiction of sex, drugs and parties. I don’t plan to finish it.

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    This strictly follows Euphoria and Industry in the sense it is propulsive not because of its story but due to its depiction of sex, drugs and parties. I don’t plan to finish it.

    it really doesn’t have much sex, drugs OR parties. Greta, Naomi, Nathan, maybe Arianna (?) are virgins, their aren’t any raucous parties except a veryyyyyy chill one in the first episode, and there aren’t many drugs either. And none of these things actually gives license for the non-virgin, drug-addled characters to pretend to be better, it’s actually a shockingly non-judgmental show in that regard.

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    I don’t like Generation.

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    Haven’t seen the show but came across this TikTok and I’ve been replaying it for the past 5 minutes.

    Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the most effective.

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